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amtrak will begin offering limited service between new york city and boston. and new jersey transit will also start moving today with limited service. the new york subway system continues to make advances. the "m" train linking queens to manhattan just started running, but there are still no trains running below 34th street where half of manhattan remains in the dark. so the millions of new yorkers who depend on subways, they're now waiting in those long lines for buses. for those who drive into new york city, the lines at city bridges stretched for miles yesterday, enough to make you turn around and just stay home. it's simply not worth it. it will take all day to get in in some cases. in an effort to ease gridlock inside the city, the mayor has ordered all vehicles entering manhattan to have at least three passengers for the rest of the week. there are checkpoints set up on the way into manhattan with cars not meeting the three-person rule, those cars turned away. and you're only beginning to make your way into new york if you're lucky enough to find gas for your cars. about 80% o
to tweet your thoughts as we count down to election day. >>> breaking news from new york city. a short time ago, mayor bloomberg reversed course and announced sunday's running of the new york city marathon is cancelled. bloomberg came under sharp criticism for not canceling the race. in the aftermath of hurricane send, the city is still recovering from the massive storms and killed 40 people in new york alone. many are still without power. the transportation in the city has been snarled. the resources would have been diverted for the marathon and they're needed to help the city recover from sandy. >>> mntime, the heart of new york is slowly beating as recovery from sandy picked up a bit. the cleanup is breeding frustration, though, and desperation. millions of people without power, gas, food, drinking water, hurricane sandy not being blamed on 96 deaths in the united states. 570,000 homes and businesses are without power. could be several more days before electricity is completely restored and a gas shortage loom across the state and into neighboring new jersey. many say the situation is o
concerned about the chance for more fires. in new york city, and i'll have more on is that coming up at 5:30. >> close to 100 homes just leveled by fire. >> leveled. leveled it's crazy. >> and surrounded by water that's the thing that's amazing. homes are surrounded by water but the fire is just -- >> something. >> turnings them to ashes. >> you look how difficult is a for the first responders to get in fight fire with all the flooding. >> thanks kristin. >>> we do have a few school closings to tell you about this morning. >> in anne arundel county the following schools don't have power so they will not be able to hold classes today -- in prince george's county -- in frederick county -- you can check out our website anytime, day or night, wusa9.com, for closings and delays. >>> hundreds of montgomery county teenagers are coping with the loss of a classmate this morning. >> such a sad story, christina morris-ward was struck and killed while walking to seneca valley high school. 9news now reporter julie wolf is live with more on the story, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we are her
washington, d.c. and new york city. these locations will start to see rain on wednesday and new england states will see rain from your wednesday afternoon because frigid air is blanketing parts of the eastern half of the u.s. and rain may change over to snow in areas like new york city, massachusetts, and southern quebec into your thursday. out towards the west then we have another low pressure system which is weakening over the western great lakes region and that is producing rain and snow and the system will weaken and move towards the southeast so chicago will turn dry as we head into wednesday. back behind another storm system is moving into british columbia in the pacific northwest bringing coastal rain and heavy mountain snow and they will see an additional 20 centimeters of snowfall. to the south dry conditions and temperatures on the mild side, 24 degrees expected in los angeles, 23 in denver, and on the other hand very chilly, only 6 degrees in new york city, 7 in washington, d.c., and millions of households are without electricity so this is definitely critical situation. movi
housing programs. >> reporter: nearly half of the reported debts in new york city took place here on staten island. now, forecasters say another storm is on the horizon and is expected to say east of new york in new jersey. david lee miller, fox news. >>> we continue our coverage now with fox 5s paul wagner. he joining us live from staten island. homeland security secretary janet napolitano on the ground there late today touring the devastation, we understand. >> reporter: she was, will. she held a news briefing here a while ago. after her remarks, they opened it up for questions, and i asked her immediately, madame secretary, of all the damage you have seen from hurricane sandy, what is the worse and where does staten island rank in she said staten island ranks among the worse at the. to let me show what you is going here and this is the relief center. they set up a relief center for within gone who needs to come and make anything to make their lives bet or staten island. there is bottled water, hot foods, drinks, dry goods, cereal. many things in your pantry, toilet paper, diape
for gaithersburg; 44 degrees in d.c. and, yes, it's still chilly up and down the coast. new york city is at 39 degrees now. boston, 37. early season chill, our average high should be about 62 degrees for the time in november and we're in the upper 40s today. overnight, not as cold as last night. no freeze warning in effect and there -- in affect and they not going issue those anymore. it will be cloudy and it will keep us from getting quite as chilly. this is our storm system. good news, our models continue to suggest that this is not going to be quite as strong and that is off of the coast. impacts will be minimal in the d.c. area and that is going to be a pounding on the coast and we're expecting moderate coastal fluid flooding and a storm surge of two to three feet and an inch of rain and we'll so the piece of energy deep in our storm stories system and some good gusts. a little bit of show and -- snow. this is our future cast and taking it to wednesday morning. the system is off of the coast and there might be rain sneaking in and we think it might be to interstate 95. anything here would
, what you get, wow, look at this line. speeding it up now, northern new jersey outside of new york city. it just goes on and on and on. fortunately things should get better at some point. try telling that to somebody who runs out of gas while waiting in line to fill up. and here you have a picture of a guy in new jersey who had to siphon what little gas he had out of his car so he could fill his generator. keep in mind, sandy effects people across 17 states. along the coast, there is destruction on a scale that this region has never before witnessed. four and a half million homes are still without power as fox reports tonight. and now the latest estimate for the storm's economic damage? a staggering $50 billion. that would make sandy the second costliest storm trailing only virginia. the federal government is feeding hundreds of thousands of victims who in many cases no longer have homes. >> fema worked with our national guard. i'm going to join them now in bringing 1 million meals to new york. >> shepard: a warm meal in a region where it is now november and temperatures are dropping fa
.t.a. here in new york city. >> oh, sure, okay. [cheers and applause] >> yeah. >> that's a busy job. >> yes. >> a lot to do? >> see a lot of these running around. >> yeah, i know. the rats? [laughter] >> oh. >> but those aren't made of rubber, so... >> oh, no, no, no. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> that one's looking kind of hungry. [laughter] >> well, let me tell you. we're gonna give you a fun halloween-themed question. you get it right and you get $1,000. >> okay, all right, all right. thank you. thank you. >> there's only one caveat to all of this. in order to play for $1,000, you have to also wear the wig that jason had on. >> is that the wig he just took off? >> what? >> is that-- >> that's the wig he just took off. it's fine. >> that's worth $100,000. >> [laughs] [audience whistling, cheering] [cheers and applause] got it? >> yes. >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah. now we're talking. >> i'm ready. >> okay, alan says he's ready. you guys, are you ready? [cheers and applause] then let's play millionaire. [dramatic musical flourish] all right, alan, or whoever you are. i'm so confused. a new race called "
this afternoon right over the top of the philadelphia to new york city area, that's where we could see minor accumulations. we're not talking a lot. the cities themselves, probably the roads will be fine, on the cars and the grass, maybe an inch or two. north and west of philadelphia, pennsylvania, northwest jersey could get from two to three inches. southern new england could pick up an inch or two and that could even accumulate on the roads. the airports could have minor issues as that falls from the sky. also down in the southeast, lynn, the other travel spot today, a lot of thunderstorms rolling through louisiana, mississippi and alabama. we'll track it all for you. i'll give you an update a little later. >> thanks so much. >>> a mystery in ramallah as the remains of former palestinian leader yasir arafat are exhumed. >>> plus, a photo of what could be the world's most infamous iceberg goes under the hammer. your headlines are straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wa
for another round of bad weather. >> new york city officials evacuating hundreds of people from four nursing homes in a storm-battered area. while the nor'easter not expected to be as bad as sandy, officials are worried about first responders being stretched too thin. airlines have cancelled hundreds of flights out of new york city already for today. now, it's 5:26. it's 39 degrees. we've got much more news here on "good morning washington" starting at 5:30. >> still ahead, more live reports on election results. we're going to have reaction from president obama. >> with your stories and your struggles, i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead. >> straight ahead, president obama sounds determined to change the feeling of politics as usual in washington. good morning to you, washington. it's wednesday, november 7. i'm cynne simpson. >> and i'm steve chevy enee. let's get right to jacqui engineers with our forecast. >> later on today, the first snowflakes
are mostly running again. the same cannot be said, though, for the new york city marathon, the largest in the world canceled at the last minute due to controversy. some runners, however, are making good use of this day. and abc's john schriffen has more on that. >> reporter: good morning, dan. instead of thousands of runners making their way to the starting line in staten island, later today, many will be coming right here to staten island ferry to gather donations. there's a lot going on here in downtown manhattan. right undermy feet, 5,000 gallons of water being pumped out of a subway station every minute to get it back up and running. we have signs of normalcy popping up, but there's still a lot of work to be done. flying high above the tristate, abc news got an exclusive close look at the coast guard cleanup efforts. the canal that separates new jersey from staten island where 350,000 gallons of fuel spilled over as a result of the superstorm. >> i think we're starting to win as far as the response. >> reporter: and this morning, a welcome sight, the crane that dangled so precariou
at the temperatures. charleston, west virginia, is in cold, but everybody else in the 30s. new york city, 39. the outskirts outside of the city even colder, closer to freezing. the windchills this morning are right there with you. i would love to tell you that it's getting warmer, but as people getting power back, stay in the 30s not only for nyc but atlantic city. false to freezing by early tuesday. we have to talk about this storm, of course, you got that jet stream holding on to that cold air. it's going to grab some moisture down in the southeast and that's where it picks up the pace and it starts to form the nor'easter. rain showers from the carolinas tuesday down into florida. for wednesday, it starts to move north. that's when the winds pick up in the northeast. 50-mile-an-hour winds. and then by thursday, it really mixing with some cold air. coastal new england gets the rain. back here in upstate new york. poconos getting into some of the snow. so, how much and what to expect? here it is, one to three inches of rain. six to 12-foot waves. and, of course, that inland snow. we'll have
and we've already seen how bad that can be in new york city. we'll have more on that destruction there especially in the breezy point neighborhood coming up at 6:30. >> we were talking -- you can't even get trailers for people to stay in as temporary housing because there's no infrastructure and you've got to clear away all of that debris. >> reporter: yeah and in lower manhattan most of the roads are still completely flooded with water. they have to pump it all out. it's crazy. you can really understand why sandy is now being called new jersey and new york's katrina. >> it's big deal. >> thanks christine. >>> here's a look at the latest outage numbers in our area -- >>> this morning, police continue to investigate a fatal pedestrian accident in jermantown. sky 9 was over the scene yesterday when a 15-year-old was killed on jermantown road at wisteria drive. the victim has been identified as christina morris-ward. she was a tenth grader at seneca valley high school and he was walking to -- she was walking to school. julie wolf excuse me is live on the scene in jermantown and she
brand of pain. starting tomorrow drivers in new york city with license plate numbers ending in odd numbers can get gas. on saturday, folks with even numbers. right now only 25% of the gas stations are open. >> our own reporter bruce leshan knows what it's like to have to start over apartment tree crashed down on his home during superstorm sandy forcing him and his family out. >> reporter: i'm learning a lot about how to come back after a huge tree nearly destroyed my home. i'm hope wag i've learned is going to help other people. a week ago i lived in a forest of poplars. but all around the neighborhood now the chain saws are buzzing, the cranes are lifting the logs out of people's back yards. my neighbors are all scared that what happened to me might happen to them. and so they're taking out this tree now. later in the afternoon, this one will come down. luckily my wife had decided to ride out the storm down in the basement, because this was my bedroom. this crisis has convinced me that my friends and neighbors are the best ever. they helped me move into this house just a few block
from hurricane sandy. there are shelters open in new york city and the suburbs. the city is also handing out thousands of blankets to people who refuse to leave their homes, but mayor michael bloomberg says they could need up to 40,000 shelter spots for people. the gas shortage could continue for days. northern new jersey is on day two of a rationing program. only drivers with license plates ending in even numbers could fill up today. >> probably keep people sitting out there for three hours at a time. i don't think it's going to hurt anything too bad. >> and, of course, today was going to be the day of the new york city marathon before city leaders called off the race on friday. thousands of runners ran anyway inside central park. others went to staten island handing out supplies. many were still wearing race numbers. >>> word tonight from amtrak that service will be limited tomorrow between washington, new york, and boston. amtrak is telling passengers to make reservations by telephone or online to avoid sold-out trains and long lines at ticket counters. crews are still repairi
of about 39th street, new york city in the dark. "morning joe" starts right now. >>> how are you? you okay? oh, no. they're suffering. >> yeah. >> we're going to help you get it all together. all right? i promise. promise. you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? that's the most important thing. we're going to get this whole thing set up. my guy craig fugate is here. craig, this is the owner of the marina. i want to make sure that she knows that we're going to immediately make sure that she gets the help she needs to get this all back together. >> yes, sir. >> thank you. >> good morning. welcome to "morning joe." it's thursday, november 1st. with us on set, we have msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst, mark halperin. we have chairman of deutsche incorporated, donny deutsch. and yes, he is, he's here. msnbc political analyst and vice president and executive editor, richard wolffe. and in washington, washington anchor for "bb krrgs world news america," katty kay. good to have you all on board. willie, hi. >> hello, mika. >> a lot to get to. that's my sweater. aftermath
the repair for the state and new york city will top $32 billion. and the fallout continues at lipa, the long island utility company that's under fire for its slow response to the storm. another top executive and a board member have resigned. >>> and next door in new jersey, which suffered $30 billion in losses, governor chris christie just announced he is running for re-election. christie's won praise and newfound popularity with the handling of the storm. he will seek another term next year so he can continue leading the state through what is inevitably going to be a long recovery. >>> and a blast of wintry weather is slamming parts of the northeast this morning, creating a sloppy mess for millions of commuters. the storm is bringing snow to pennsylvania, new jersey and new york. that's going to be mixed with rain along the coast. it could delay school openings and bring traffic to a crawl during the morning rush. not what you want to hear this morning. >>> for the latest on the snow, let's turn to accuweather and meteorologist jim dickey, telling us exactly what we can expect. >> good morn
committing random acts of kindness. >>> speaking of random acts, this new york city police officer did something incredibly kind for a homeless veteran in need. and he did it when he thought no one else was looking. >> reporter: it was a moment of kindness captured in a photograph. an nypd officer helping an apparently homeless man. >> it was freezing. and the first thing i thought was, this is absolutely unacceptable. so i went up to him, and i was, like, where are your socks or your shoes or anything? >> reporter: the officer says he was so moved by what he saw, he went into this store to find the man a pair of shoes. >> it's kind of hard not to be inspired. again, it was a regular night. it was pretty busy, business as usual, but again, this officer kind of took the time, saw something, came in and took that extra step. >> reporter: jose was working in the skechers store at the time. news 4 has obtained security video from the store. he helped him find a pair of waterproof boots and let the officer use his employee discount. the officer signed for his purchase, and the two shook han
, but if you are flying today, the airports of new york city, philadelphia, down to d.c., it will come through as we go throughout the daylight hours today. again, visibility will be low enough for minor airport delays. the roads should be okay in the big cities. you can already see on the radar the rain's starting to come down pretty good now in maryland. the snow through pennsylvania. pennsylvania turnpike could have minor issues. now we're going to watch that snow starting to fall in northwest jersey and eventually into areas like new york city and southern connecticut. again, only one or two inches. a lot of the roads will be fine. secondary roads, higher elevations, you'll probably have to drive home in some of the slippery stuff today. temperatures dropping through the day as we get some of that snow falling. washington, d.c., and maryland again, for you, is primarily just going to be rain. as far as the rest of the forecast goes, down towards joe's country, we're going to watch some thunderstorms rolling through areas of florida, georgia, alabama and mississippi as we go throughout this
at the temperatures. charleston, west virginia, cold, 40, boston, 42 but everybody else in the 30s. new york city at 39. that means the outskirts outside of the city even colder closer to freezing and the windchills this morning are right there with you. i'd love to tell you it gets warm the next couple of mornings but people still getting power back in atlantic cities close to freezing by early tuesday. it's not going to be all that nice and then we have to talk about that storm, of course, you have that jet stream holding on to the cold air that will grab moisture down in the southeast and that's where it picks up the pace and it starts to form the nor'easter. you'll have rain showers from the carolinas on tuesday down into florida, then for your wednesday, it starts to move north. that's when the winds pick up in the northeast, 40 to 50-mile-per-hour winds, and then by thursday it really mixes in with some cold air, coastal new england gets the rain, back here in upstate new york, the poconos into the snow. how much and what to expect. here it is, 1 to 3 inches of rain, 6 to 12-foot waves and,
confirmation from the new york city buildings department they began operations to secure that crane this morning. workers are in the process of securing that boom which did collapse monday night. some say it was 40 mile-per-hour wind gusts. others say even higher than that. but that entire seven block area around 157 had been closed off because, of course, there is great concern whether anybody walking by the building or driving past the building might be in harm's way. so, again, there are efforts under way right now to try to secure that boom of that bent up crane there at 157 in manhattan. >>> straight ahead, we'll talk to a staten island borough official about the recovery efforts and why some residents say they are the storm's forgotten victims. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >>>
stations, in new york city, are closed. have run dry. it's being called an unprecedented gas crisis in the city. >>> also in this half hour though, we have gabby giffords' story. she came face to face with the man who shot her in court yesterday. her husband said that man may have put a bullet in her head, but he can't dent her spirit. we're going to hear from astronaut mark kelly about his former congresswoman wife. >>> the big announcement for walmart that is shaking up holiday shopping. black friday, starting earlier than ever. it's now moving to thursday, on thanksgiving. don't blame the messenger. >> that does not look like thanksgiving there. >> i love a bargain, but that does not look like fun. >> that's not exactly how you want to spend that wonderful, family day. >> all right, folks. >>> let's get right to the escalating gas crisis in the northeast. widespread rationing is expanding to include new york city and long island. abc's john muller is at a gas station right here in manhattan, where the lines have been extraordinarily long. good morning to you, john. >> reporter: g
closed. new york city is still rationing gas. four new york city hospitals are still closed or only offering limited services and one o the main train services between new jersey and new york city is still operating with limited service. this video shows the new jersey path station flooding the night of the storm. these stations sustained significant damage. the dow was up nearly 208 points. nasdaq up by more than 2%. the s&p higher, too. the reason, traders are more optimistic the fiscal cliff will be avoided. they think leaders in washington will reach some sort of compromise. we shall see if that optimism is merited. >>> well, twinkies live for another day. the hostess brand agreed to mediation. when hostess said it was closing last week, twitter and the world freaked out and blamed the union, which had been on strike since november 9th. today, a bankruptcy judge said he wanted to company and union to e meet one more time. that meeting is going to take place tomorrow. >>> it's been 473 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. moody's downgraded the country of france. today
on his head. >> gretchen: 5:00 p.m. east coast time the mayor of new york city says by the way, let's not have that new york city marathon and have all these runners run around people who don't have power,s who houses are in smither reasons, whose case in some cases with missing or killed. let's not have race anymore. such outrage when the mayor said we are going to go ahead wanted ahead with this. they had two humongous generators power the tents at central park for the people to come and party for the marathon and yet, hundreds and -- thousands of people don't have power here in new york city. >> brian: how about people in hotels living there don't have anywhere else to live being kicked out somebody wants to run 2.6 miles from bolivia. >> steve: from bolivia to owe oblivious to it all. the mayor said said it's on. rude ran the race after september 11th. of course that was a month and a half later. this is the same week that the biggest storm that has ever hit new york city hit new york city. here are people reacting to the mayor caving on the marathon. >> people need water. and i
of cities certainly here in new york we pass homeless people every day just trying to get by. this cop went above and beyond the call of duty and showed an inspiring level of compassion. we'll show you the backstory on that coming up as well. >>> later you figure michael jordan can probably golf anywhere in the world he would like because he is air jordan after all. wait tell you hear why one golf course just banned him from playing there. that is coming up in "the skinny." wow, anyone bans one of the greatest sports legislates ever. >> that sounds like a bad business decision to me. i don't get it. >> i don't either. we'll explain it. >>> we begin with the $587 million question. just who are the lucky winners of the largest powerball payout ever? it's not me. >> nor me. surveillance video from suburban washington, d.c., shows a man certainly acting like a new multi-millionaire. the pictures capture him checking his ticket at a gas station in maryland. the clerk and several customers say he had all six numbers, he said he bought the ticket in arizona, but left without revealing his identity
to make sure everybody can vote. >> voters in new york city can have a tough time. polling locations at all five of the boroughs have been relocate order combined. >>> and they had a small earthquake in new jersey, it was a magnitude 2.0 quake. while the quake didn't cause a lot of damage, some people did hear a loud boom. the last time they had a quake that size in that area was about 2010. >>> it is back to school, back to work for millions of people in the new york and new jersey area today for the first time since the big storm. and it could be a really tough commute into new york. a lot of public transit routes are still out of service and gas supplies are very short. you are looking at some new video we just got into our newsroom from the lincoln tunnel. there's good news, 80% of new york city's subway system has reopened. >>> muni is celebrating 100 years of service in the bay area and for the rest of the week, you can expect to see vintage street cars, cable cars, buses and trolley buses. you may get a chance to ride one. several cars are running between the f line and the ca
have their bases flooded more likely to fall over. >> this is the new york city police department. >> reporter: new york city is prepping again urging residents in the lowest lying areas to move out of the storm's path ago as parks, playgrounds and beaches are expected to close for 24 hours beginning at noon tomorrow. new jersey officials are watching the path of the storm closely. >> just when i thought i was going to start to get some more sleep we're going to get the nor'easter and i think it's going to be all hands on deck again. >> how much more can we take? >> reporter: at the peak of the power outages, more than 8.5 million people were without power. today, close to a million are still in the dark. and now the fear is that those who just got their power back may lose it again. >> why does it always happen we get creamed with a storm and then two days later there's another storm? >> reporter: elinda restaina, a mother of seven, is trying to work fast to salvage what she can before the next round of rain and wind. >> you can take our home but you can't take our heart. >> repo
inch or two is possible tuesday. areas from north of philly and north and west of new york city. >> all right, bill, thanks so much. >>> justin bieber called, quote, white trash for what he wore in a photo while meeting a vip. we'll show it to you. >>> plus, the rolling stones kick off a handful of 50th anniversary concerts. details next. entertainment straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ cat 1 ] i am not a vegetarian... look at these teeth! they're made for meat! [ cat 2 ] do i look like i'm stalking plants? [ male announcer ] most dry foods add plant protein, like gluten but iams never adds gluten. iams adds 50% more animal protein, [ cat 3 ] look at this body! under this shiny coat is a lean, mean purring machine [ cat 4 ] i am too! hahahaha! [ male announcer ] iams. with 50% more animal protein. [ cat 5 ] yum! [ cat 1 ] i'm an iams cat. feed me what i'm born to eat. meow. i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to
to repair infrastructure and pay for emergency costs related to the storm. the new york city council is going to vote on a plan today to use half a billion dollars to repair public schools and hospitals. 23 schools and two city-owned hospitals are still closed now two weeks after the storm. in boilers, new electrical systems, roof repairs are on the long list of repairs that need to be fixed. also in new jersey they are going to end the gasoline rationing there. it will remain in place in new york city and long island. they expect to have power restored to 99% of customers by tonight. >>> here's a look at some other things making news at 4:35. the deaths of three children, their uncle and grandmother inside a toledo home appear to abmurder-suicide. the woman's husband called police after he shundz suspicion -- he found suspicious notes in the house. they found a truck running with hoses leading to a car in the garage. investigators believe the grandmother was upset about possibly losing custody of her grandchildren. >>> the awards just keep rolling in for the washington nationals. br
across new york city area, and when we put this model into effect, those with 20-mile-per-hour to 30-mile-per-hour winds that will take us all the way through today. that's all the way from the great lakes, well back into new england, putting up with the strong, gusty winds again today. back to everyone. >> and, sam, we're not done with the threats yet, either. there's one terrifying so many new jersey communities -- gas leaks that could send homes up in flames at any moment. abc's terry moran has the latest on that from bay head. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, george. as dawn comes up over the atlantic behind me, it's hard to imagine that placid ocean rushing over the sea wall, obliterating a sand dune and slamming into these multimillion-dollar homes on what they call the gold coast of new jersey. rich or poor, the same thing is happening. you can see it here, knocking homes off foundations. ripping out the infrastructure. there's countless gas lines ruptured up and down this shoreline. that's the main danger now, gas. >> we weren't smart. i know it. we weren't smart. t
to the news live at 5:30 here at 30 rock in new york city. this morning, president obama departs to pennsylvania where he will continue his campaign sales pitch on how to solve the country's fiscal challenges. yesterday treasury secretary tim geithner met with republicans to unveil the white house's budget proposal which includes $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue over ten years as well as $50 billion in additional stimulus spending. with limited details on spending cuts, the gop's reaction, less than encouraging. senator mitch mcconnell reportedly burst into laughter while geithner was in the middle of outlining obama's plan. and house speaker john boehner who described his phone call with the president wednesday night as disappointing was not impressed by the white house proposal. >> no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. right now all eyes are on the white house. the country doesn't need a victory lap. it needs leadership. it's time for the president and congressional democrats to tell the american people
in new jersey and new york and new york city and also during foreign policy crises where there might have been some alignment if mitt romney had just said the president is doing the right thing or stayed out of the way might it have made a difference. because there are times that happens, they could actually agree. >> and mitt romney polled well when he talked about his ability to work across the aisle when he was governor of massachusetts. and i think that's message for what's going on in washington right now. people are tired of gridlock, tired of the endless ideological warfare, and hopefully that and the fact that the president's numbers are up, hopefully that helps moving into the negotiations about the fiscal cliff and all else. essentially the message in washington, we need to see a little bit of progress. >>> former governor jeb bush met yesterday with former staffers near the white house where he reportedly entertained questions about his political future. >> huh. >> according to "the national review," governor bush sat down with a number of veteran florida operatives along with
for the first time since sandy battered the city. many homes in new york and new jersey remainder without power. a nor'easter is expected to bring high winds and heavy rains to the area on wednesday. the hardest hit neighborhoods in staten island are trying to prepare for the worst while they begin to clean up. i'm standing on the foundations of a home picked up by the storm and swept away. it landed half a mile from here. the structure behind me is the second floor of a neighbor's home. pedro crier ray escaped the storm using a neighbor's roof as a life raft. >> reporter: you floated out of here on your neighbor's roof? with your bullfrog? >> it was safe. >> reporter: as many as 40 though new york city residents were left homeless by the storm. schools reopened today. city council speaker christine quinn helped serve breakfast at one public school. >> it is such a big problem that schools don't have heat. >> reporter: in new jersey there were signs the gas crunch is beginning to ease. almost 20 cars were lined up here while the gas station across the street remains closed. the state is still r
, some polling sites in new york city are being relocated or combined because of the storm damage. voters in some counties may get an extra day to cast ballots if disruptions from the storm keep enough of them from showing up. we have a reporter at a high school in brooklyn that is doubling as a shelter for sandy evacuees. tomorrow it will be a voting site as well. how are preparations going there? >> reporter: good morning. we should mention first off that new york city public school students will be heading back to school today for the first time since hurricane sandy except at schools like the one behind me. we're at brooklyn tech high school as you mentioned. right now, it is serving as an emergency shelter for those with special medical needs. i was just inside. i'm happy to report the heat is on. it is working. it is toasty inside, as a matter of fact. evacuees are staying on cots inside classrooms throughout the school. but you're right, tomorrow it will double as a polling site. in that way, it is unique. it is the only school in new york city that will double as a shelter and a p
york city as well as thousands in maryland, d.c. and virginia. but a bit of good news in new york city. parts of the subway opened against just after 6:00 this morning. >>> two ambulance strike teams from maryland are on their way to new jersey to help with the superstorm recovery effort. the crews headed out less than an hour ago heading for egg harbor township which is west of atlantic city. each team consists of five ambulances and a supervisor. and an overall task force coordinator. they will be assisting in patient evacuations and 911 emergency responses. sponses. >>> early voting picked back up in maryland after a two-day suspension due to hurricane sandy. there was a big turnout at polling stations in bowie and silver spring. the voting day and hours were extended through tomorrow due to the hurricane. we'll look at those lines. wow! more than 19 million people nationwide have already voted even though no votes will be counted until election day. some key states are releasing the party affiliation of those who have voted. so far in florida, 4 #% have voted democrat and 41% repub
again in new york city. you had part of the bus service running in connecticut and will be completely running by the end of the day. we use the word restoration to define what we are doing. the right word is these are people risking their own lives in many cases at the beginning of this disaster relief who were there on the ground helping people in any way that they can. they are providing assistance and our members work for the freight railroads. giving them generators, giving them supplies to make sure the system can be back up and running. connell: along the shore area that have been hit so hard, it will take a much much longer time. thank you, sir, appreciate it. >> thank you. dagen: hoboken new jersey, one of the hardest hit communities in this store. the national guard is on-site and so is jeff flock who will report for you live. connell: we will go to hoboken to see what they have been able to do the last couple days. steve will talk about what all of this means for the presidential election next week. it is all straight ahead on "market now." take a look at treasuries today.
plenty for which to be thankful. anna coinman is live is live in our new york city newsroom. did you spend time with some of the hardest hit victims. how are they spending thanksgiving without any power or heat. >> good evening to you, gregg. group businesses and religious institutions really stepping up to feed folks in need and the need is certainly higher because of super storm sandy. rock and wrap it up. bringing in enough food to feed a thousand people in far rock away queens. in previous years they fed 600. many of the volunteers are sandy victims themselves. some are parents teaching their kids the reason for the season. >> when you take rides through here still massive devastation on horrendous levels. >> makes me feel good and happy to help other people because really we thought that we were hurt bad but other people were hurt bad. >> the outreach is not just about food. it's also therapeutic for sandy victims to talk to volunteers. many of them have been cold, wet, in the dark and alone for several weeks now, gregg. >> the church suffered some of the brunt of the storm as w
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